[UPDATE] Georgia Church Van Flips, Killing 4 and Injuring 15

By: AP
By: AP

[UPDATE] 10-7 10:00AM --

Dothan, Alabama (AP) --

A survivor of a church van crash that killed four people and injured 15 others says he was lying on the ground in pain and unable to see after the wreck on a southwest Georgia road.

The 1987 Dodge Ram wagon blew a tire and overturned on Sunday
while it was carrying church members from Columbus, Ga. to a
revival in Quincy, Fla.

A passenger, 21-year-old David Dunn, said that he remembers
screams and people being ejected from a back exit and through
windows after the crash. Dunn says he coughed up blood and was
unable to see while waiting for help to arrive.

Dunn is reported in good condition at Southeast Alabama Medical
Center in Dothan.


[UPDATE] 10-4 11:21AM --

A coroner says the pastor of a Georgia church is among four people killed when a church van overturned and flipped multiple times after blowing a tire on a southwest Georgia highway.

Early County coroner Todd Hunter told The Associated Press on
Monday, Oct 3. that the dead include 35-year-old R.D. Williams, pastor of the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance in Columbus.

The Georgia State Patrol says in addition to the four people
killed, 15 others were injured after being ejected from the van
when it crashed south of Blakely on Sunday night, Oct. 2. Authorities say they were traveling to a revival in Florida.

Hunter identified the other passengers killed as 20-year-old
Jennifer Walton, 19-year-old Cameron Freeman and a 13-year-old
girl. The coroner declined to name her because she is a juvenile


Blakely, Georgia (AP) --

Authorities in southwest Georgia now say a total of 19 people were in a church van that overturned after blowing a tire, killing four people.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Charles Hall stated that 15 others were injured in the Sunday, Oct. 3 crash on a highway south of Blakely.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the van, which
was heading to Florida, hit the median and flipped several times,
ejecting some of the passengers.

Wright says the 1987 Dodge Ram Wagon van, with an intended
capacity of 15 passengers, was from the Tabernacle of Prayer and
Deliverance in Columbus, Ga.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Names of the victims have not been released at this time.

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